Every September 21st, the United Nations calls all people and nations to celebrate a day of cease-fire and embrace the concept of peaceful resolutions locally and globally.
There are many ways we can celebrate, here are just a few that adults and kids alike can participate in:
- Stand in a moment of silence at 12 noon.
- Light a candle in honor of peace.
- Make peace resolutions in your own life and write them down so you can be reminded of them. For example, you can aim to work on your temper or try to curb road rage or smile more often.
- Plant a peace garden.
- Give someone a peace lily.
- Reach out to someone who has angered or upset you, or someone you don’t like very much. Either send them peaceful thoughts or actually make amends with them.
- Resolve to create a more peaceful life with yourself and evaluate your relationships. Ask yourself: are there people around you who cause you stress or make you angry? Can you look at these relationships and see if they can change for the better? Can you sit down with him or her and resolve to bring more peace to your lives?
- Print out some peace quotes and post them around to help you never forget to keep the peace – always.
- Learn a fact or two about other countries and cultures to help foster a better understanding of our world community.
Poem on Peace
I am human
Part of a world community.
I choose some peace
To unite our posterity.
I am human –
I am perfectly imperfect.
No one’s better –
Peace and unity, we connect.
A World of interdependence
Hopeful, united in our difference.